Legalizing marijuana is a concept that can potentially benefit the public as well as the local economies. There has been a nationwide debate on whether marijuana should be legalized or not. The major consensus is that marijuana is not only bad for one’s health, but it is also dangerous to the community. These allegations are not true. Marijuana actually has health benefits that most people overlook. The following essay will address these health benefits in an attempt to present this concept in a way that the audience can better understand how legalizing marijuana can beneficial to an individual health, how it can give an increase to the economy. Legalizing marijuana will lead to many societal benefits that will reduce illegal activity while helping the government control the use of the substance and making a profit that can be used to help taxpayers. Marijuana is not a dangerous drug and should be legalized because it does not cause harm to anyone and by legalizing marijuana the government will take control of marijuana distribution and it can benefit a lot of people in many ways. If the government controls the market for marijuana people would no longer be in danger of trying to acquire it illegally and there would be tax for selling marijuana which will benefit both the government and society. By legalizing marijuana the government can make laws about its use. Legalizing it would change people’s lives because it would no longer be a crime. This would clean up America’s
Marijuana is a naturally grown plant that has beneficial properties and the ability to create textiles, paper products, and other goods. Marijuana is currently illegal in many states in the United States. The legalization of Marijuana will produce enormous tax revenue, reduce crime, give us a renewable resource, and give sick and suffering patients a new effective medicine. The legalization of Marijuana in the United States would both benefit the well-being of its citizens as well the economy.
Marijuana can boost sales and taxes, promoting millions of dollars in additional tax revenue. Marijuana also creates a new industry. Job growth will spike, marijuana needs effective care being grown and packaged. By keeping marijuana illegal the government spends unnecessary money on enforcement; unregulated and untaxed. In this case law enforcement can focus on more important offenses; providing prisons with more space for those who deserve to be there. Our world could easily become safer with an advantage such as this. By limiting marijuana use, the government is also intruding on our personal freedom. It is an individuals job to decided wether or not one wants to consume marijuana. Ones freedoms should be taken into consideration, without compromising. Legalizing medical marijuana can bring positive
Many Americans struggle with the idea of legalizing marijuana.. Does legalizing marijuana, for medical purposes, help people suppress the symptoms of depression and anxiety? Research shows us many different ways that medical marijuana helps people who struggle with depression and anxiety. For depression, it suppresses their symptoms. It also lifts their moods. For anxiety it helps push away the worriness and the stress of things they cannot control.
Marijuana is still illegal in the eyes of the federal government but the states claim it is, in fact, legal for the states to openly practice recreational and medicinal usage of the drug. Now with many people sick the only other option after numerous prescriptions that make the people sicker marijuana given its pain releasing properties seems to be the only thing we can count on.
There are various arguments poised in the paper on the reasons why marijuana should be legalized and for having extensive government policies that would ensure the medical use of marijuana is highly regulated and medically beneficial to the people who need it to alleviate the suffering and pain. Here marijuana has been looked at in a positive light rather than in a negative aspect.
The use of marijuana by Americans has been no secret; over the past century whether it has been legalized or not. It has only recently become a huge controversial issue in America in the past several decades. Marijuana was not outlawed in the United States until the 1930’s. By 1931, 29 US states had outlawed marijuana, but it wasn't until 1937, when congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act, that the drug effectively became criminalized. In the early 1900’s marijuana was seen as an evil drug associated with Mexican immigrants; terrible crimes were attributed to marijuana and the Mexicans that used it. It wasn't until the 1960’s that attitudes towards marijuana became more relaxed. The drug started to be used for recreational fun in the white upper middle class. In the 70’s the drug took flight across the nation. With music festivals such as Woodstock and peace movements during the Vietnam War the drug became very popular. In 1996 California became the first state to legalize the medical use of marijuana with the passing of Proposition 215. Within the following years several states began to decriminalize marijuana, and legalize marijuana for medical use, but it wasn't until last year that the states of Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana for recreational use. With many states changing the laws on the use of marijuana it beings a problem for the federal government being that federally marijuana is still illegal. The use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes
Judging from a deontologist’s standpoint, marijuana should legal because it helps to improve the lives for some individuals. Marijuana can be used for various medicinal purposes. There are various options for the government regarding the regulations of marijuana, such as: removing marijuana from the list of controlled substances or removing marijuana from the schedule 1 of the controlled substance act, and placing it on a different schedule which allows for physicians to prescribe it. (Barnes, 2000) The legalization of marijuana would also help with the ongoing war on drugs and help to bring down the high crime rates in the United States. The prohibition of marijuana reduces the supply and increases the demand for the marijuana, thus increases the crime rates for the individuals who commit the crimes to pay for the drugs. According to David Boaz article, “The Failure of Prohibition,” “…Police officials have estimated that many major cities as much as 50% of crime- including auto thefts, robberies and assaults, and burglaries- are committed by these individuals to support their drug habits.” (1991) Prohibition is a failure because it creates more problems and usually never fixes the original problem. This is another reason why the government should not be allowed to regulate the lives of its citizens. The government cannot justify banning marijuana all together because it is used for recreational purposes, when it is also commonly used to help
Currently it is thought that probably the most significant impact that the legalization of marijuana is that it would re-introduce the use of hemp into our society. This would be very beneficial to our economy.
The Cannabis debate is a recurring theme that finds itself under the spotlight in British politics and public discussion. The reasons for the current legal status of Cannabis are largely misinformed. Politicians often assume that their predecessors had good reasons for arriving at their assessment of Cannabis, and are therefore reluctant to change the existing status. Yet Cannabis prohibition emerged from debates and legislation directed at Opium. The view subscribed by David Musto that Cannabis was introduced during a period of drug intolerance allows for a more integral understanding of how Cannabis found its way into prohibition.
The legalization of marijuana would save the country millions of dollars, or even help make the country money.‘’Billions of dollars on law enforcement is used on the war against marijuana. The amount of money spent chasing these users may be put to good use in other more important projects and causes’’ (‘’5 reasons why marijuana should be legalized’’). Making marijuana legal in the united state will allow the government to collect taxes on the product, “government would benefit by making marijuana legal because it will allow the government to be able to collect taxes on it, which increases the government’s funds in the long run’’ ( ‘’Marko R, 5 reasons why marijuana should be legalized’’), thus expanding the government's funds for more important
LeAnne, great post! I am particularly drawn to the focus of the shift of healthcare. There are many issues which seem to be coming to the forefront, especially gay rights, marijuana legalization, and woman. In concerns to the gay plight, healthcare may shift to accommodate the needs of Trans gendered individuals. As it stands, transitional costs are not covered by a majority of insurances. This is leading to street hormones, enhancements, and surgeries. This puts many lives in danger and has the potential to destroy their quality of life.
The legalization of marijuana will generate revenue for the government. Through the legalization of marijuana, the government will be able to collect tax, and this revenue can be used to fund other important programs that will help the community, and the nation. Furthermore, a lot of money is being spent on the legalization of marijuana process. The state is spending a lot of money to enforce laws, and to control marijuana trafficking, but there are no results because, still, marijuana is being sold in black market. With the legalization of marijuana, these funds can be directed to other useful programs, as there will be a
Legalizing marijuana creates jobs. It opens up a whole new set of business. People don't know how this could help with the economy. It would mean that they illegal dealers would become legal business and this line of job would become legit. These people would earn clean money and have an honest living of selling